How can I enable the best user experience with cloud apps?
While the internet is rapidly becoming the preferred method of connectivity due to cost and availability, it doesn’t provide the security, consistency or traditional WAN connectivity that IT demands. That is why organizations are deploying SD-WAN, to securely link all users and locations to cloud applications. With Cisco SD-WAN you can quickly establish an overlay fabric to connect data centers, branches, campuses, and colocation facilities to improve network speed, security, and efficiency.
Cisco and Microsoft have extended their existing partnership to improve network connectivity to cloud-based applications for a better user experience, direct Internet access to trusted applications such as Office 365 and improved connectivity from branch offices to Microsoft.
How can I deploy and manage enterprise-class networking services and VPN technologies for the Azure cloud?
The Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000V is a full-featured Cisco IOS XE router, enabling IT departments to deploy enterprise-class networking services in the Azure cloud. Examples of how the CSR is being used to enable enterprise-class hybrid clouds include:
-Right security, right place:
Extend enterprise VPN architectures into your private cloud. The CSR 1000V supports IPsec, DMVPN, FlexVPN, Easy VPN, and SSLVPN. No per-tunnel VPN fees! Zone Based Firewall also provides an application-aware firewall.
-Simplicity at enterprise scale:
Deploy SD-WAN and security while maintaining unified policy across thousands of sites and interconnecting multiple regions. Using dynamic routing protocols such as EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP, construct multi-tier architectures within Azure, and interconnect corporate locations or other clouds.
-Predictable application experience:
Increase user productivity by optimizing cloud and on-premises application performance with real-time analytics, visibility, and control. IP SLA and Application Visibility and Control (AVC) can proactively discover performance issues, fingerprint application flows, and export detailed flow data.
Cisco TAC support is included with the BYOL CSR license. For the PAYG CSR, Cisco TAC support is NOT included. Customers that want to have TAC support can purchase a 1 year support contract directly from Cisco or their Cisco Partner. If you don't have a Cisco Partner please refer to our Partner Locator page:https://locatr.cloudapps.cisco.com/WWChannels/LOCATR/openBasicSearch.do;jsessionid=8CDF9284D014CFF911CB8E6F81812619
“To deploy new configurations and policy changes across the entire network, what would have taken a very long time previously, touching many devices individually, now takes a matter of minutes.” - Peter Castle, Network Administrator, Reece Group.